RQIA involves service users and members of the public as volunteer lay assessors. A lay assessor is a member of the public who will bring their own experience, fresh insight and a public focus to our inspections and reviews. The types of activity lay assessors are involved in include:
- Infection prevention/hygiene inspections
- Reviews of particular aspects of health and social care services in both hospitals and community health care setting
- Inspections of services that are registered and inspected by RQIA, such as nursing homes, domiciliary care services and private dental practices
- Inspections carried out by the Mental Health and Learning Disability team
If you would like to become involved, further information and guidance is available by contacting RQIA on (028) 9051 7500.